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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

BAND OF THE UNDERHAND - A Long Way Home (*A REVIEW*)

The best music hits you in the head and heart, before it moves you to different places and fills spaces. Rock'n'Roll is not just youthful rebellion, it's for life, Band of The Underhand are a testament to that; several of these guys are veterans with a couple of 'em have paid their dues in late 80's bands Under Two Flags and Lightning Strike. The music they make floors you with a right hook and a cardiac arrest.

Their debut album A Long Way Home is packed to the rafters with big bold anthems and ballsy ballads that could pack a stadium never mind the backroom of a Spit'n'Sawdust pub. It's an expansive and enthralling, bluesy and rootsy Rock'n'Roll record, soulful, uplifting and funky. A life affirming listen that raises you up and loses you in a soundscape of weeping and screaming guitars, rattling, tinkling pianos solid rhythms, horns and harmonicas The lyrics tell tales of loneliness and isolation, hope and frustration with a bit of social comment and politics thrown in for good measure. It's polished and pure, packed with raw emotion and a passion that isn't a fashion. Another contender for my album of the year?....most definitely!